GNB Voc-Tech’s Shane Poitras Jr. will play at UMass Dartmouth

GNB Voc-Tech senior Shane Poitras Jr. recently signed to play basketball and baseball next year at UMass Dartmouth.

NEW BEDFORD — For as long as Shane Poitras Jr. has been playing sports, a goal of his has been to play in college.

The GNB Voc-Tech senior just didn’t expect to play two sports at the next level.

Poitras Jr. recently signed to play both basketball and baseball next year at UMass Dartmouth.

“My main focus is basketball, but if I have the opportunity to play baseball, I’m going to,” said the 18-year-old from New Bedford. “I’m just grateful for the opportunity that I’ve worked for my whole life. 

Shane Poitras Jr. lays it in for GNB Voc-Tech in their 54-44 victory over Apponequet.

“It’s amazing. I’ve always wanted to play one sport in college and now that I have the opportunity to play two different sports in college, it shows me that my hard work paid off. I just have to be ready for it.”

Poitras Jr. first started playing t-ball at age four. Around the same time, he would play basketball at the park. 

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